Small's winter issue is now online. "Small is a magazine of creative work on a small scale and for the small sized" and highlights independent artists and designers. Of course, I fell in love with it instantly. I've looked forward to each new season of this online magazine. This issue is quite special to me. I was asked to be their contributor for a Small DIY holiday project for children. Gulp. Yes, it's very exciting and I'm still taking it all in. If you don't already subscribe to Small, I can't recommend it more highly... and I felt this way before this issue, really. It's filled with gorgeous photographs and loads of inspiration... it's free... and no trees were cut down for it's publication! You can subscribe here. You'll find me, under small projects, page 101 making these...
Blown eggs filled with confetti have been around since the Renaissance in Italy. Today, they are a part of many Mexican celebrations and were popular in the neighborhood where I grew up in San Francisco. We had so much fun making up this year's batch to share with you.
This project lends itself perfectly to younger and older children working happily side by side. You know how much I love that! We will be giving them as holiday gifts for ringing in 2009. I quickly realized that a dozen eggs spells out the twelve letters in Happy New Year! How fun to make a display of them for a party or even your own private celebration.
If you'd like to make egg "thrones", cut a toilet paper tube in half. Make decorative slits about an inch down all around the top circle. Fold these back to flare out. I painted ours white. Add text by printing letters from your computer. Use a nickel as a circle template. Cut and paste to front of holder.
At midnight, or whenever you and your children celebrate the New Year, crack open an egg over each other's heads and get ready for some fun!
My DIY assistant enjoyed the clean-up almost as much as the party...
I will be following this post with one of our favorite recipes for using up some of those eggs.
If you make any Cascarones, please remember that you can share your photos in the maya*made designs flickr pool, so that we can all enjoy your efforts.
p.s. Friends, this project is not the reason I have you saving toilet paper tubes... that tutorial will be up on Monday.